syngo Dual Energy Gout can visualize depositions of uric acid crystals (tophi in peripheral extremities by automatically color-coding these uric acid crystals.
syngo Dual Energy Gout requires syngo® Dual Energy; available on SOMATOM Definition/Definition Flash.
With the application syngo® Dual Energy, it is possible to obtain additional information about the chemical composition of body materials. During a Dual Energy scan, two CT datasets are taken simultaneously with kV levels of 80 kV/140 kV or 100 kV/140 kV1, allowing to visualize differences in the energy dependence of the attenuation coefficients of different materials.
These images will be combined and analyzed to visualize information about anatomical and pathological structures.
(one of following)
syngo 2008C (VE31A)
syngo CT 2008G (VA20)
Please Note: Additional technical pre-requisites may apply. Upon receiving your request, your local Siemens representative will clarify whether your system meets the requirements.